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Collier Row man charged amid electronic tag tampering investigation

PUBLISHED: 09:26 27 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:13 27 November 2017

PA library picture dated 07/01/2000 of an electronic tag used to track the whereabouts of persistent offenders.

PA library picture dated 07/01/2000 of an electronic tag used to track the whereabouts of persistent offenders.

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A man from Collier Row has been charged following an investigation into the alleged misuse of electronic tags used to monitor criminals.

Detectives have charged 29 people following an investigation into the monitoring of offenders.

Through Operation Glen Falls, police probed allegations about the misuse of the electronic tracker devices fitted to offenders.

Now, a Collier Row man who worked for Electronic Monitoring Service (EMS) has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Martin Crean, 46, of Collier Row Lane, will next appear at Thames Magistrates Court on Friday, December 22.

Fellow ex-employee Jason Gundry, 46, of King Edwards Road, Barking, will appear on the same date.

A further 27 people have been charged in connection with the investigation, including men from Romford, Hornchurch, and Rainham.

Liam Ashby, 22, of George Street, Romford.

Harry Donnelly, 22, of Easedale Drive, Hornchurch.

Thomas Capper, 27 of Beulah Road, Hornchurch.

Paul Higgins, 31, of Richmond Road, Romford.

Robert Ross, 27, of Sedgefield Close, Harold Hill.

Tony Marshall, 38, of Tring Walk, Harold Hill.

Scott Talbot, 34, of Danbury Road, Rainham.

Gokham Gurler, 34 of New Farm Drive, Abridge.

They will also appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, December 20 or Friday, December 22.

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